An inviting brick-red colour fills the glass. This Merlot shows all the characteristics of a cooler-climate region, with aromas of green tomato leaf and meaty, Parma ham and green bell pepper aromas in particular. On the palate, the wine shows remarkable mouth-watering acidity with phenomenal length, while light and plushy tannins form the backbone. Hints of sundried tomatoes, oregano and bay leaf refine a gorgeous herbaceous finish. While this wine will age beautifully, both pedigree and quality are immediately evident.